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—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) American writer, philosopher, poet, essayist

 

World News From BBC

Ebola-hit nations get key supplies  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:55:50 GMT
Vital supplies to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the worst-hit countries, Ghana's president says. 
'No closure' for Pistorius family  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:07:36 GMT
Oscar Pistorius' siblings describe their heartache and criticise media coverage of his trial, on the eve of the South African athlete's sentencing. 
Man walks again after transplant  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:31:50 GMT
A paralysed Polish man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting specialist cells into his damaged spinal cord. 
Canada hit-and-run man 'radicalised'  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:38:30 GMT
A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car before he was shot dead by police had been "radicalised", Canada's PM says. 
Designer Oscar de la Renta dies  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:11:48 GMT
Dominican-born US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report. 
Fresh fighting in key Syrian town  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:30:58 GMT
Fierce fighting breaks out in the Syrian town of Kobane, ending two days of relative calm after defenders pushed back Islamic State militants. 
Hong Kong officials to meet students  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:27:40 GMT
Hong Kong officials are to meet student leaders for talks amid pro-democracy street protests that are now in their fourth week. 
Gough Whitlam dies at the age of 98  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:26:44 GMT
Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98. 
Total boss dies in Moscow air crash  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:01:35 GMT
Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total since 2007, has died when his plane crashed during take-off in Moscow. 
Child 'killed every five minutes'  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:43:36 GMT
A child is killed by violence every five minutes in the world, a leading charity says, calling for new targets to end all forms of child abuse by 2030. 
Bodies of seven women found in US  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:19:43 GMT
A man in the US state of Indiana confessed to a motel murder and directed police where to find more bodies - and six more were found. 
Man guilty of fake-girl webcam sex  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:29:45 GMT
An Australian man is convicted of performing a sex act in front of a webcam "watched by" a computer-generated child he believed was real. 
VIDEO: Investigation into US 'pumpkin riot'  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:26:17 GMT
An annual pumpkin festival in Keene, New Hampshire, turned violent as the event descended into a night of rioting. 
VIDEO: Ebola survivors’ blood 'saving lives'  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:21:11 GMT
Blood from survivors of the Ebola virus is being used to treat patients suffering from the disease. 
VIDEO: Panorama: Inside Taliban stronghold  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:24:11 GMT
BBC Panorama has gained unique access inside a Taliban stronghold, little more than an hour's drive from the capital, Kabul.